Communication Careers

What Can I Do with a Communications Studies Degree?

Effective communication is widely recognized as vital to such fields as advertising, public relations, journalism, international relations, education, arts, entertainment, health and human services, law and government. Employers will seek those who have the skills to conduct new types of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, sales and political campaigns involving new media, particularly the Internet. Corporate communications departments also are seeking talented writers and editors to create innovative multimedia campaigns for print, video and electronic distribution.

Graduate Studies

For those students with bachelor's degrees that want to further their communications studies, they can go on to get their master's in journalism, public relations and communication.

Job Opportunities

For detailed information about communications degree career opportunities, see also Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Public Relations Managers and Specialists, Reporters, Correspondents and Broadcast News Analysts and Meeting, Convention and Event Planners.

  • Account Executive
  • Public Affairs Specialist/Coordinator/Manager/Director
  • Public Relations Specialist/Coordinator/Manager/Director
  • Public Information Officer, Communications Director
  • Communications Specialist/Coordinator/Manager/Director
  • Public Information Specialist/Coordinator/Manager/Director
  • Corporate Communications Specialist/Coordinator/Manager/Director
  • Media Relations Specialist/Coordinator/Manager/Director
  • Copy Writer
  • Editor
  • Writer, Author
  • Journalist
  • Advertising Sales Agent
  • Meeting, Convention and Event Planner


Contact or visit us

Communication Department
Patty Hawk, Department Chair
Smith-Curtis 330F
Lincoln, NE 68504
phawk [at]